Fortnite Cosmetic/Skin Gifting Guide – Release Date, How-to, and Everything You Need to Know!

Learn everything there is to know about gifting skins in Fortnite!

Gifting of cosmetics and skins in Fortnite is coming soon! If you want to know how-to gift skins in Fortnite then this guide will help you learn how, as well as provide you with a release date and everything else you need to know.

If there was one feature to come to Fortnite that a lot of people have wanted it is gifting of cosmetics. Yes, you'd think that it would be more related to gameplay, but people have wanted to gift skins for a while now. Cosmetics and skins have become a huge part of what Fortnite is all about, and people collecting skins is one of the things people find fun with the game. Soon, you will be able to give friends of yours skins for their birthdays or just to a nice person!

Leaked Information

Keep in mind that a large majority of this guide is based off of leaked information. We won't know how this is all going to work for sure until it is implemented into the game.

Fortnite Gifting Skins Release Date

Unknown as of yet unfortunately! The information on gifting skins that was leaked happened recently, so I would expect it to be added to the game very soon.

How-to Gift Fortnite Skins

Here is where we get into the speculation on how this is all going to work. This is based off of leaks from The1Jaren on Twitter.

As you can see, when you go to purchase a skin you will be greeted with an additional button that allows you to "Buy As A Gift." Now comes the most interesting screenshot, which is right after you click the button.

Now there's a lot here to look at. First, you can gift up to four people at a time (including one for yourself). It looks like you will only be able to receive a certain amount of gifts, and once you've hit that limit, you'll have to wait at least 9 days before receiving more. There's also some hard to read text right below this menu, and it is the amount of gifts you have remaining. It says "5 daily gifts remaining", which means you are limited to gifting 5 skins per day. Whether or not this is per skin or per recipient is unknown. Once you've selected who you want to gift the item to, you'll go to the Gift Wrap menu.

Here's where you can personalize your gift, and leave your friend a message or whatever. What is of note on this menu, is that you can't return gifts to yourself. However, that doesn't mean you can't returns gifts you've given to other people. So, if you have gift regret, you might be able to get some of those V-Bucks back.

Fortnite Gifting Information

Obviously there's not a whole lot to go on right now with what has leaked, but there's some stuff we now know with this new information.

  • You won't be able to gift someone a skin you already own unless it's in the item shop. So, you won't be able to shift around skins and trade for rares and what not.
  • There are going to be pretty heavy limitations on who you gift and how often you are gifting skins.
  • There's going to be some kind of limit on how many gifts you are able to receive.

That's all we know for now! Let me know what you think of the upcoming feature in the comments.

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  1. But I’m not understanding, if you already bought the items, why the hell not gift it entirely to someone for free? It’s already bought so it’s not like they are losing money. They should add that as well. If you gift someone an already bought skin or something. It should be free cuz it’s already Bought.

  2. They should limit super rare skins to gift it to someone.
    Like maybe a super rare outfit most likely from battle pass. can only be gifted to one person and there should be a waiting limit after that. More than 9 days.
    Maybe like 3 months.
    They should add that, because I have outfits I don’t want and want to give them to my husband. When I first bought the items or earned, at first I thought they change to female automatically lmao. But clearly it doesn’t work that way.
    So I want to get rid of em.
    I play better playing as a female character. May sound sexist lol but I’m serious.
    I can’t stand playing as a guy.
    There’s also an option where you can choose a style on the gliders or skins while your picking your outfit. It’s grayed out so I’m not sure if anyone uses that option on the game.
    Or if it even came out yet where you edit your style.
    But I don’t know 😂 I’m not that experienced.

  3. Is gifting out for mobile?

    1. It’s not out at all yet.

  4. So if you gift to yourself, it means you got something for free? If you have 0 v bucks

    1. No, it’s just like purchasing in bulk. You’d still have to pay for it.

  5. THis is stupid. someone was going to gift me dark voyager.

    1. I doubt you’d have been able to gift battle pass skins anyway.

  6. Hey if you guys get anymore information I really wanted a battle pass skin by any chance do you guys know yet if battle pass skins will be allowed to be gifted

    1. Very unlikely.

  7. You’re kidding me! You can’t gift people items you already have?

    1. ‘Course not. Say just a random thought, have you ever heard “SCAMMER GET SCAMMED!!!” before?
      Thought so.

      1. Nah I had trades set up with my friends but I guess no longer